„People don't do them around me. I would never allow it. The people who are around me are people that I love, and I don't want to see people that I love hurt themselves.“
— Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988
On drugs. Allure magazine, January 2008.
„I remember my loves, my conversation, my friendships. I remember it all, see it all, see them all.“
— Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998
The Clerk's Vision (1949), Context: I remember my loves, my conversation, my friendships. I remember it all, see it all, see them all. With melancholy, but without nostalgia. And above all, without hope. I know that it is immortal, and that, if we are anything, we are the hope of something. For me, expectation has spent itself. I quit the nevertheless, the even, the in spite of everything, the moratoriums, the excuses and forgiving. I know the mechanism of the trap of morality and the drowsiness of certain words. I have lost faith in all those constructions of stone, ideas, ciphers. I quit. I no longer defend this broken tower. And, in silence, I await the event.
„During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.“
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
1975, Context: During the 60's, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered. I think that once you see emotions from a certain angle you can never think of them as real again. That's what more or less has happened to me. I don't really know if I was ever capable of love, but after the '60's I never thought in terms of "love" again. Ch. 1: Puberty
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr
Misattributed, Chinese, Xunzi in the Xunzi (book)
— John Glenn American astronaut and politician 1921 - 2016
Context: I don't think many people remember what life was like in those days … This was the era when the Russians were claiming superiority, and they could make a pretty good case — they put up Sputnik in '57; they had already sent men into space to orbit the earth… There was this fear that perhaps communism was the wave of the future. The astronauts, all of us, really believed we were locked in a battle of democracy versus communism, where the winner would dominate the world. As quoted in "John Glenn had the stuff U.S. heroes are made of" by Howard Wilkinson, in The Cincinnati Enquirer (20 February 2002).
— Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604
Misattributed, This quotation has also been misattributed to Confucius. Tell me and I [will] forget. Show me and I [will] remember. Involve me and I [will] understand. 不聞不若聞之，聞之不若見之，見之不若知之，知之不若行之；學至於行之而止矣 From Xun Zi 荀子
„I love Sweden, great country, great people, I love Sweden. But they understand, the people over there understand I'm right. Take a look at what's happening in Sweden.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2017, February
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Song lyrics, Sevens (1997), In Another's Eyes.
„To love with understanding and without understanding. To love blindly, and to folly. To see only what is loveable. To think only of these things. To see the best in everyone around, their virtues rather than their faults. To see Christ in them!“
— Dorothy Day Social activist 1897 - 1980
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Books, NATIONALISM
„I can't relate to lazy people. We don't speak the same language. I don't understand you. I don't want to understand you.“
— Kobe Bryant American basketball player 1978 - 2020